Police Officer John Edward Brunner

Police Officer John Edward Brunner

Greenburgh Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, August 19, 1950

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John Edward Brunner

Officer John Brunner was killed after being stung by a swarm of bees while checking the house of a vacationing resident.

Officer Brunner was able to obtain medical attention after the incident but died later in the day as a result of being stung so many times.

Officer Brunner had served with the Greenburgh Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your heroic actions and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 19, 2020

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